Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency This article recommends that structure and consistency in treating adolescents who stutter are particularly important. The impact of the speech-language pathologist’s positive expectations for improvement is discussed as having a definite influence on the student’s attitude and belief that such progress is possible. A comprehensive program of both cognitive and ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   April 01, 1995
Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David A. Daly
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Candace A. Simon
    Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, MI
  • Michelle Burnett-Stolnack
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Contact author: David A. Daly, University of Michigan, 610 E. University. Ann Arbor MI 48109.
    Contact author: David A. Daly, University of Michigan, 610 E. University. Ann Arbor MI 48109.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Treating Fluency Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   April 01, 1995
Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 162-168. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.162
History: Received July 20, 1993 , Accepted April 1, 1994
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 162-168. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.162
History: Received July 20, 1993; Accepted April 1, 1994

This article recommends that structure and consistency in treating adolescents who stutter are particularly important. The impact of the speech-language pathologist’s positive expectations for improvement is discussed as having a definite influence on the student’s attitude and belief that such progress is possible. A comprehensive program of both cognitive and self-instructional procedures (relaxation, mental imagery, and positive self-talk) and behavioral speech treatment strategies is recommended to promote durable results. Basic tenets of treatment believed critical when helping adolescent students who stutter are offered

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